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  1. 22 Apr '07 01:48
    I currently have over 100 games going on simultaneously, and I am starting to lose a couple games due to the timeout thing, without all those timeouts losses, I would've been rated around 1300 or more by now. And also when I am online, I get really bored with some games and procrastinate moving until later, AND when I get so fed up with all my boring games that arn't going anywhere I go to the open invites and start playing MORE games than I should, and then when I think I have my game problem under control, suddenly 10 games appear the next day from tournaments I entered about a week ago.

    How should I stop this addicting game problem
  2. Standard member bannedplayer306509
    Best Loser
    22 Apr '07 01:51 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Dance Master MC
    I currently have over 100 games going on simultaneously, and I am starting to lose a couple games due to the timeout thing, without all those timeouts losses, I would've been rated around 1300 or more by now. And also when I am online, I get really bored with some games and procrastinate moving until later, AND when I get so fed up with all my borin naments I entered about a week ago.

    How should I stop this addicting game problem
    Don't play so many games?

    .. but man, do I ever wish I had your problem.. stupid non subscribers.
  3. 22 Apr '07 02:10
    Originally posted by ih8sens
    Don't play so many games?

    .. but man, do I ever wish I had your problem.. stupid non subscribers.
    why do you want my "problem"
  4. Standard member bannedplayer306509
    Best Loser
    22 Apr '07 02:17
    Originally posted by Dance Master MC
    why do you want my "problem"
    6 games isn't enough :'(
  5. 22 Apr '07 02:35
    Originally posted by ih8sens
    6 games isn't enough :'(
    I hear that! I've started posting open invites with 1 day 0 timebank limits in hopes for faster games. I have a funny feeling I'll be forced to subscribe here soon.
  6. Standard member Jamin
    Irresponsible Quoter
    22 Apr '07 02:56
    That's internet addiction for you!
    Isn't it great?
  7. 22 Apr '07 03:09
    Personally, 6 games is a far cry from being adequate.


    When I become a member, I fully intend to push myself to the limit.
  8. 22 Apr '07 03:11
    Originally posted by azalin76
    Personally, 6 games is a far cry from being adequate.


    When I become a member, I fully intend to push myself to the limit.
    I'm doing that - don't...don't do it.
  9. 22 Apr '07 03:13
    Don't eh?


    I learn best through repetition. My rating isn't important to me anymore. Of course i'll only play enough games to keep up with.
  10. 22 Apr '07 03:14
    cms' rating dropped about 150 points because he did that...if I remember correctly
  11. 22 Apr '07 03:17 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by YUG0slav
    cms' rating dropped about 150 points because he did that...if I remember correctly
    I think closer to 200. I have even more now than I did then, so there's potential for it to go dramatically either way still.

    Just checked, 195 from peak to trough.
  12. 22 Apr '07 16:08
    May be I have a solution : improve the possibilities of drawn with boring games, ask techniques to experts, don't ask for another game until you get a last 'result' of 10 games ; never go over 20 games simultaneously, except if you don't do anything else. Do you have a sport, another hobby ?
    Make something creative into the most boring positions, because there is no boring position : you just explore for little advantages which make the difference between the master and....me.
  13. 22 Apr '07 16:11 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by cmsMaster
    I think closer to 200. I have even more now than I did then, so there's potential for it to go dramatically either way still.

    Just checked, 195 from peak to trough.
    Playing 1.d4 now, eh?
    Prepare for plenty more drawn games
  14. 22 Apr '07 16:31
    Originally posted by Dance Master MC
    How should I stop this addicting game problem
    Limit the new games to a minimum. I know this is hard, but set a limit of max one new for every two games you finish. (rule #1)

    Don't start so many new tournaments. Limit them, because they give you too much game load. And when you start one, don't do it too early. say when half of the games exceed 20 moves or more, then you can start another one. (rule #2)

    Set a maximum level of your game and strive for going there. I say 24 games is good for me. When I'm over 24 I don't start any tournaments. When I am over 32 I don't start any new games at all. When I have more clan games than 6, I make myself unavailable to clan games. (rule #3)

    When you have losing games that you have only a minimal chance to win - lose them. Rather spend time to the interesting ones, where you have a chance to win. (rule #4)

    Is this rule thing a good thing? Yes, I think so. Then you know when to skip the next tournament, and when not to accept challenges.

    Playing chess should be fun, not a hard labour. When you have a game where it could be an interesting tactical manoeuvre and you don't have time to investigate it thoroughly, it's not fun. Have fun let this be the golden rule!
  15. 22 Apr '07 16:34
    Originally posted by Dance Master MC
    I currently have over 100 games going on simultaneously, and I am starting to lose a couple games due to the timeout thing, without all those timeouts losses, I would've been rated around 1300 or more by now. And also when I am online, I get really bored with some games and procrastinate moving until later, AND when I get so fed up with all my borin ...[text shortened]... naments I entered about a week ago.

    How should I stop this addicting game problem
    Call Chessoholics Anonymous.